cleanleafygreens:

I wish I was numb to it all.

1 month ago 2 notes

vegan-vulva:

toethefinishline:

How to make the transition to veganism!

I had wanted to make the transition to veganism for so long but I never knew where to start. I began as a vegetarian for 4 years and then made the switch to veganism! I have compiled a list of things to help YOU make the transition (: Even if you have never considered this I definitely think you should try it out for a few days or a week and just see what you think! 

I, like many others, used to think that going vegan would limit me so much to what I could and couldn’t eat! I was wrong- veganism has expanded my food range so much and I have begun to try things that I had never even heard of before! Making this transition has allowed me to try so many new recipes and ways of cooking things! I have some wonderful recipes I cook frequently now and am working on posting them all on my blog (:

Some useful resources that helped me:

  • The book Vegan for Life was a HUGE help! It helped me to learn so much more about nutrients and how to make sure I am eating healthy, eating enough, all the while eating vegan ! This is a must read if you are making the transition!
  • Vegankit helped me when I started too! It helped me to learn about how to live a vegan lifestyle- including foods, products, clothes, and more!
  • Earthlings- I never finished it but it is a documentary about animal cruelty and it is just absolutely heartbreaking! I have been told by many that it makes people want to go vegan!
  • From excuse-itarian to vegan! This video discusses a lot of common/important topics that are relevant when making the transition! You should defintiely watch it! 
  • Pinterest ! I found it my favorite source for finding recipes! They are free and easy and there are a million to choose from! If you check out my pinterest (linked above) I have a bunch of recipes under my vegan board that I have made & loved!
  • Vitamin B12- of all supplements this is the one you need! So make sure you are taking it :D 

Some other things to keep in mind when making the transition:

  • Choose around 10 easy & basic recipes that you can fall back on! Many families stick to the same recipes throughout throughout their weeks and rotate them and if you have 10 to rotate through then you will be set!
  • Let people know you are vegan before you visit or come prepared! Many people are willing to work with you and help you to meet your dietary needs but you should let them know in advance so they will be prepared!
  • Prepare in advance. Whether you are traveling or just going out to eat it helps to pack snacks along or see where you are going and check if they have vegan options!
  • When you go out to eat the best thing to do is ask the waiter what options are available or ask for the specifics of a certain item on the menu!
  • Keep food ready in your pantry/fridge! If you have food ready to eat then when you are hungry you won’t be tempted to eat anything that is not vegan!
  • Remember your reasons for doing this! Whether you are motivated for your health or to help the animals, keep it in mind so you do not give up!
  • Make a vegan friend! There are many vegans on tumblr and sometimes it just helps to be able to talk to someone that you have veganism in common with! You can share ideas, tips, recipes, etc!
  • Know your stuff! Don’t be pushy when talking to others about veganism but be able to stand your ground! Never be a rude vegan (because they already have a bad rep) but don’t let non-vegans push you around and insult your beliefs either ! 

I hope this helps everyone and if you need more info I will do my best to help you! These are just some general tips and I would be happy to provide more info to anyone and if anyone is interested in going vegan (or vegetarian) please let me know! It is such a wonderful lifestyle! :D

-Casey

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1 month ago 2,150 notes

fandomsandfeminism:

Bisexual and proud.

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1 month ago 10,958 notes

thechanelmuse:

Photos that speak: Fuck your fountain. Fuck your tree. Fuck voter suppression. Fuck your labels. Fuck your stereotypes. Fuck your hatred. Fuck your restaurants. Fuck that dude. Fuck police brutality. Fuck white supremacy. 

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1 month ago 125,536 notes

youngblackandvegan:

I keep my exes in the past
I’m not friends with any of them
Even the ones where things didn’t end badly
I just like the finality of closing a chapter of my life
And keeping it closed

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1 month ago 83 notes

jackerlope:

"hate wont end hate" neither will shitty powerpoints written in comic sans telling us we’re not allowed to complain about the oppression we’ve had to suffer with in silence our whole lives 

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1 month ago 664 notes

politicalsexkitten:

Don’t date anyone who’s intimidated by feminism.

Don’t date anyone who thinks it’s a threat to men and masculinity.

Love yourself. Don’t settle for a piece of shit.

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1 month ago 30,285 notes

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The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.

I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”

It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective.

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Emily, XOJANE, "The Myth of the Teenage Temptress, or Why a Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex with an Adult Man"

Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point. 

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1 month ago 24,805 notes

misanclrist:

hmu if u wanna date a piece of shit

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1 month ago 220,989 notes

reblog if you love pointing out problematic content in everything and you cant have fun

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1 month ago 4,858 notes